"When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Look out across the fields, see me returning
Smoke is in youe eye, you draw a smile
From the fireplace where my letters to you are burning
You've had time to think about it for a while.

Well, I've walked over two hundred miles, look me over
It's the end of the chase and the moon is high
It won't matter who loves who
You'll love me or I'll love you
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling from the sky.

I can see through your walls and I know you're hurting
Sorrow covers you up like a cape
Only yesterday I know you've been flirting
With disaster you somehow managed to escape.

I can't provide for you no easy answers
Who are you that I should have to lie?
You'll know all about it,love
It'll fit you like a glove
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling from the sky.

I can hear your trembling heart beat like a river
You must have been protecting someone last time I called
I never asked you for nothing that you couldn't deliver
I've never asked you to set yourself up for a fall.

I saw thousands who could have overcome the darkness
For the love of a lousy buck, I've watched them die
Stick around, baby, we're not through
Don't look for me, I'll see you
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling from the sky.

In your teardrops, I can see my reflection
It was on the northern border of Texas where I crossed the line
I don't want to be a fool starving for affection
I don't want to drown in someone else's wine.

For all eternity I think I will remember
That icy wind that's howling in your eye
You will seek me and you'll find me
In the wasteland of your mind
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling from the sky.

Well, I sent you my feelings in a letter
When you were gambling for support
This time tomorrow I'll know you better
When my memory is not so short.

This time I'm asking for freedom
Freedom from a world which you deny
And you'll give it to me now
I'll take it anyhow
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling
When the night comes falling from the sky.


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"When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentI can't believe there are no comments for this FABULOUS song... only Jeff is better at this HAHAHA Love it
    Kate128346on January 10, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThere are lyric comments to this song which you can find under:
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    Keesyon May 30, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song sketches the situation of Jesus returning to an unprepared church, his bride. She is in embarrassment because her neglect of her groom is obvious: After some time for thinking about their relationship she is just burning his letters.

    I think that “It won't matter who loves who, / You'll love me or I'll love you” means that discussions on each other’s love will make no sense in this situation because the deficiencies in love are obvious. The time of living separately has not been easy for her, and she has been looking for comfort at wrong addresses (“flirting with disaster”; “protecting someone last time I called”).

    “Stick around, baby, we're not through” gives her another chance (which is in conflict with some relevant predictions in the New Testament). She will have to seek him “and you'll find me in the wasteland of your mind”. Though the consequences of her failure have been serious: “I saw thousands who could have overcome the darkness, / For the love of a lousy buck, I've watched them die.”
    Mikeschon July 09, 2013   Link
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    Link(s)If you're looking for the lyrics of the original recording found on The Bootleg Volume 1-3, I transcribed and posted them here: songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858989228/
    rovdjurstorgeton December 17, 2014   Link

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